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video for your media project free media. venezuela's president grants of humanitarian asylum to edward snowden praising the n.s.a. whistleblower for taking on what he called a villainous u.s. empire. supporters and opponents of the ousted egyptian president battle it out on the streets at least thirty killed over two hundred wounded as the nation splits apart plus. the capital of russia's republic of tatarstan welcomes the twenty seventh summer universe a step along the road to hosting future high profile sporting event. good
morning from moscow on this saturday it's now ten am here in the russian capital on . top headlines the stranded n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden has finally a place to go venezuela decided to offer him asylum and an escape from the legal limbo which is left him stranded here at moscow at an airport since last month snowden is wanted in america on espionage charges for leaking details of its global spy program details a bit earlier in the program. now the offer came from the new zealand president nicolas maduro hot on the heels of an emergency meeting made by me in a story the union of south america nations which in turn happened after the incident with the plane off the bill even president which was essentially pushed out of the european airspace after flying out from moscow on july second now the reason for that was a statement by
a certain american diplomat who said with certainty that edward snowden was hiding on board of the bolivian president's plane the plane was not allowed into french italian portuguese or spanish airspace and was forced to land in austria where it was the surge of course listing outrage from the beleaguered the president as well as from the leaders of other south american nations who have carried out a meeting in which they have stopped in which they have spared absolutely no feeling in calling the united states terrorist state and saying that at this point it looks like the european governments have essentially turned into colonies of the united states answering to their a beck and call and apply to for asylum in some twenty seven countries a lot of them have already refused to grant him asylum of course the european countries were first among those but the man has been in a suspended state for the for the last two weeks after flying from hong kong to moscow and calming the. airport whereupon it was it was obvious that he is that
possible it was an old by the u.s. authorities so he couldn't enter russian territory legally he has been reportedly in a transfer zone that the story makes for airport just waiting for him before the next movement that he can make it a does look at this point like things are looking up for him. we're going to go reporting now venezuela was not alone in offering a helping hand to the former cia employee and now nicaragua said it would also offer asylum if quote circumstances permit found the wide awake news charlie mcgrath he says it's rather puzzling how the european countries who voiced outrage at washington spying tactics fail to offer their aid to the one person behind the revelations the laundry list of nations that snowden has applied to for asylum include scores these european nations that are just all giving the same excuses that he's got to either show up on their soil or in their embassy you know the information that's been released has shown that our allies in europe were the one
the in a lot of cases the ones being spied on so for them just to play the well we don't want to we don't want to upset the americans so we're going to give the standard answer no you know no comment or he's got to show up at the embassy is can it's very much a pressure rating for people like me that want to see the truth come out but when even when you expose the truth even when you give it this truth to the people who are being spied on they won't step up and support truth so yeah it is a bit frustrating to to see these european nations just kind of ignore this outright spying that's happening. well the latest allegations suggest that europe has also been carrying out its own fair share of spying a french newspaper now exposing the scope of its country's intelligence program and its collection of online and telephone data both domestically and abroad those details are just ahead for you here in the program. for now though let's shift gears and put our focus on egypt where the new interim president is expected to
name a prime minister and a cabinet later on saturday violence and death mark supporters of the ousted president morsi called friday of rage thirty people killed two hundred injured in clashes and the latest from cairo with artie's fall asleep. sprinting to disintegrate into chaos there have been violent street battles in the center of the capital city between both pro and anti morsi demonstrators the two sides literally picking up chunks of pavement early molotov cocktails at each other this violence going on for the better part of three hours before the army decided to get involved now there are lots of questions being asked about the army it's being accused of doing precious little and of taking sides when the army did get involved in these clashes on the october the sixth bridge they literally picked up some of these and most demonstrators on the back of a vehicle drove him over the bridge to the other side where their opponents were
standing and fighting them from the office has also tonight reports that it used live ammunition early on friday when a group of promo she supposed to march towards the barracks where does believe that the former president is out at least three people were killed in those clashes there are real concerns that this country is disintegrating the violence there have been mass rallies by both pro and anti war demonstrators with the supreme guide of the muslim brotherhood addressing the one man and he said and i'm quoting abbe chests are stronger and then bullets god does not love a traitor in the muslim brotherhood threatening to continue the fight to the end of the divisions are extremely sharp so much so that people are talking about a civil war the difference between what is happening now and what we've seen in the past is that morsi was a democratically elected president who was overthrown and this is the point that his supporters are making in fact the pro morsi camp now wants to be known as the
prose democracy campaign that we have a situation that's not only disintegrating within egypt it's also happening now on the borders earlier on friday and have pulled in the sinai was attacked by islamists at the same time as numbers of taken over a number of the. buildings in the sinai may raise the old idea of flag placing the egyptian flag and then egypt closed its border with gaza and what we would not. want to tell situation the situation today does. take the islamist extremists that operates in these countries. and in the meantime the muslim brotherhood insists the national leaders who announced a new government on wednesday do not represent the followers of dr mohamad abdalla zs leader of the sacramento islamic center in america it believes that undermining the power of the ballot box will only lead to catastrophe in egypt what happened in egypt is obviously. military going back in order to take the country back to the
old mubarak men. as opposed to the revolution to the revolutionaries people who are cheering in the streets right now will be the first to cry tomorrow when we set the precedence that it's ok for people to go to the streets and for the military to oust an elected president what happens next the country elects the other guy who happens to be a liberal or a socialist or whatever and then. the supporters of morsi millions of them will take to the street and then we oust the next guy and then we keep going this i mean that's not a democracy anymore that's that's the rule of the jungle and a global trends forecaster gerald celente he says in a poor country any leader can reach the top more brule but at the end of the day that just won't make a bit of difference. well it would the foundation of why the revolution began in the first place it wasn't an arab spring it was
a lot of poor people you had most of the people living on ten dollars a day and that was the genesis behind the foundation behind the move barack overthrow you know people want to live a higher standard of life the vast corruption all the money of the top of the pyramid and the rest of the people having nothing and then when morsi came in he made it worse it wasn't that he was in his longest so much it could have been mickey mouse so mohamed morsi would have made no difference if that people had a standard of living that was going up rather than crashing as it was you know about the long a gasoline lines tourism virtually and the country went into deeper poverty and that's really the genesis behind all of these many of these uprisings around not only egypt but around the world. well for moscow it's odd to see with me rory sushi the mass hunger strike of one time of day now when it's six months it's going to
end up perhaps its toughest period on monday that's when the holy muslim fast of ramadan begins now it's according to lawyers for the detainees who claim that u.s. military authorities running the facility of preparing to operate a force feeding factory attorneys say the forty five inmates who are currently being fed against their will will struggle to survive in the coming weeks apart from going without water during daylight hours as part of ramadan and they'll also face nights in cells with nothing to drink for the painful force feeding procedures or through the practice has been slammed worldwide as torture would you were so authorities maintain the measures necessary to prevent death by u.s. military lawyer barry when god to advocates for one of the prisoners he says there's no excuse for keeping people locked up without charge or trial. sent of these men have no allegations against them to say we can't release them because they might do something in the future is completely ridiculous look we understand that guantanamo bay is there because we're fighting the emotion of
terror internationally but that the fact that we're fighting something that can't be conquered in the fact that one time obey remains open is still unjust and should be rectified immediately we can't allow this this humanitarian violation to continue i think there's a sense in washington d.c. that you know we don't care whether these men did anything or not they're going to stay in guantanamo bay forever because it's good for us politically and that is completely the wrong answer you know if president obama wanted to he could at least attempt to stop the hunger strike i was then guantanamo bay last week and i saw no indication of any action to even end the hunger strike let alone send these men back home or give them justice in some form well besides the human cost one ton of mowbray is also clocking in at a hefty one hundred fifty million dollars a year. that's nearly a million being spent on every single detainee now compare that to the costs of
regular inmates housed in america which is around twenty five thousand dollars while the average american is nearly eighteen times less than the annual spending on a single one ton of. now on air and online as well we're bringing you the latest from the continuing mass hunger strike at the notorious for so if you can follow the protest on our website. with one ton of a timeline standing by if you know it just a click away twenty four seven. thanks for joining us here today still to come for you in this hour running on empty the u.k. government accused of being in denial as the numbers of people using food buying seem crease drastically all of it for wages and sweeping welfare cuts. and plenty of other stories are right after the break.
has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are today. it's also a lie from moscow france has reportedly been running a surveillance network against its own people comparable to america's influence in from a prison program report about broke just days after president francois hollande lashed out at america for spying on european countries autism or if a national reports. he's building behind me in the eastern part of paris or rather the story bunker underneath it is the it be sent to the fresh spy scandal they had schools as the country's security services and it's from here that it's no kind of france's big brother snoots which people money touring millions of phone calls text
messages passes and emails when the. legal. limit on what the mind. tells you the whole slew rate. the french public is actually now very much you they've been receiving conflicting messages from their leadership. first here we have to relationships over america's espionage president along the preference to stop strategic retreat of the country later on the new members gave it a green light the new round of dollops starts next month alone to also condemned america say it's fine it's not what suchness do now it's been revealed france is itself doing exactly what it just very vocally denounced. or before we get to the ante walt update for now rushers city of cazan has been putting on its best face as
the twenty seventh world university games are set to kick off in a splendid opening ceremony that will be presided over by the russian president vladimir putin as organizers apply the finishing touches pulled scott went for a little stroll around the venue. over the course of the next fortnight more than thirteen thousand athletes from one hundred seventy different countries are to descend on the majority of them staying here this is the university village a purpose built brand new university complex in the city center now despite the fact that the authorities say the finishing touches are still being applied to some of the venues the message is clear. is ready. every time. it's their money. you are excited. that everything is going to go well that you don't have any clash. it's.
why the president even if sometimes the values were a little bit too late we go they will be ready on time but. sometimes some of the things this is. quite confident hosting an event like this doesn't come cheaply official estimates say these games cost up to find a billion dollars has seen a complete overhaul of its infrastructure with the development of new hotels and a new transport network installed. around half of the sixty four sporting venues that they built from scratch and this is the jewel in the crown of the car. forty five thousand or stadium that come saturday night will be packed to the rafters what is hoped to be a spectacular opening ceremony and don't worry about its legacy because as of next season russian premier league side. will be playing their home games here it's also
said to be a venue twenty eighteen football world cup but of course it's not just on dry land where the medals are going to be decided here the aquatics palace swimming synchronized swimming and diving goals are all up for grabs in fact of the three hundred fifty one golds available in total fifty eight are going to be decided here . despite the hefty cost involved in hosting these games organizers a keen to point to the legacy it will provide in order to get the games. to begin procedures and to begin procedures a big parks is a big part of the points our tribute to the legacy and i think this is very important to the public project that's everything that you are building would not be. a project. to the public afterwards although the opening ceremony isn't until saturday evening some competition has already started causing a stir in the athletes' village there's a great site it is simply happy it's different yeah it's exciting it's nice to have
a better than. expected so very good fourteen of the sports are optional these include the likes of rowing and rugby sevens all five sports. including boxing. after the university that would be a great increase in boys and girls willing to learn books sitting in such a great atmosphere. that if inspiring the next generation of sporting greats is the objective of hosting events like this then russia will get. over the next few days the world athletics championships winter olympics world swimming championships and football world cup all coming to the sure by two thousand and eighteen the organizers therefore hoping that these games will show that russia is ready to welcome the sporting world.
into. iraq. have been killed thirty eight injured in a suicide bombing on the doorstep of a shia mosque in northern baghdad and the accident came several hours after separate blasts claimed seven lives in a predominantly sunni town in iraq according to latest stats. more than seven hundred people died last month in iraq to struggle to contain sectarian violence. the deeply divided syrian opposition has failed to elect a new leader the post for the presidency has affected we've been empty since february the coalition aims to prove itself a viable force in order to secure more weapons from the west to help fight the syrian army but the assad government backed by hezbollah since may is standing its ground and most recently battling rebel strongholds in the central city of homs. now a story number of britons are resorting to food banks to get enough to eat but the work and pensions minister claims just because more than half
a million people need help to fill their bellies doesn't mean that government spending cuts are to blame. for the reports on those who are struggling. might be a word that's until not long ago was. now they it's on everyone's lips in real terms as a stereotype bites feed poverty is rising half a million people are now dependent on feet banks according to figures in a recent joint report compiled by charities church action poverty and which many see as a direct result of mounting say sure spending cuts and the burden of care is often pulling to charitable organizations such as this one so this is where all starts with the distribution in the kitchen with the warring greedy in. and this is a six week operation so it all gets kicks him kicking felt nice and early and then
once it's done this sense of and turned the cold bit accepted by your. then yes the guy in the case and some new people. and if have you seen lots of new people. you know what types of people. on the board people young people live in squats. most of them are in. the people low income and benefits before. they even number and dependence on feed banks have been steadily increasing something governments are playing down the connection with policy on the rise today. report prices and then say how they are going to carry the operate. six days a week yeah it's a big operation and a thousand people work for you they. get government funding are used to
unfortunately council they cut the funding for all the day centers so now we're on the wrong foot luckily we got a couple of supermarkets interested in diverting the food from. this would normally all the strawberries bananas examining would normally end up in. so so you're saving the environment and recycling back into the community and obviously helping people who are going hungry and there's a lot of people nowadays going hungry but we've seen a huge number of people using this service today and services like this to become even more pivotal in the future the government might just have announced another round of paying for the stories he measures but the truth is the u.k. can stay on its deficit reduction policy while many in government know it's looking forward to the future past the next election is that there could be much much worse to come. well before we get to the modern break in the chinese investors and are preparing
a massive project in america's backyard the construction of a canal connecting the atlantic and pacific through nicaragua are due to begin next year sponsored by a chinese firm. have been reports the idea of a canal to nicaragua has been kicking around for over one hundred fifty years and now the chinese businessman has dumbed up forty billion dollars from global investors it could become a reality now the owner of hong kong based and degree of his planning to start building the canal in twenty forty which they claim will be ready for action by twenty twenty so let's have a look at the it will be able to see that the plan is to build one hundred seventy eight mile walks way connecting the caribbean and the pacific and it would be three times longer than the panama canal which took a decade to complete now the group faces wide criticism over its plans and i spoke to asia expert david q who dismissed event as
a joke. i'm hoping it's a joke i'm just hoping that it maybe some some things are. too much time because they just think about it if it wasn't already of. the west and east you wouldn't really sort of think about putting one in the ground you were anyway it was already a really good one it's a reason why animal was chosen was because it was the shortest distance between the atlantic and pacific so why would anybody want to dig a new you know that is actually going from the news to the west coast it just doesn't make any sense to me. but the investors behind the project insist that while trade needs a new phrase and that the panama canal is not enough to handle the trade already conducted between the east and west so those who are laughing at the project right now might just have to change that if this game changing projects succeeds or as
promised or an r.t. just a moment abby martin and breaking the set. south carolina is playing around with the idea of using shame plates which are license plates that could display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them like suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drug driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't v punishment
for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to. for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one to three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a country where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e. you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime seems like a bit of a she think to me but that's just my opinion. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous i'm glad i got so. i
mean. that i'm still really messed up. in the old story so personally i feel. worse for the food. white house or for the. radio guy and four minutes from a big. white folks are about to produce never seen anything like this until. welcome to breaking the set i'm your host abby martin you know it seems that on every issue important to americans the problem reaction solution is always framed by the two dominating political parties in this country the problem is that these two teams democrats and republicans more closely resemble a single party one that stands for and perilous and corporate gain yet several political ideologies are gaining traction in the us but have virtually no
representation in the political and media establishment. so if you've tuned into the show hoping to hear the dueling perspective of democrats and republicans well you've come to the wrong place because today i'll be hosting a discussion with people who represent the voices of a growing alternative will be talking about libertarianism anarchism and socialism through philosophy is gaining momentum as more people are becoming disillusioned with the status quo to talk about everything from the role of government to an ideal society i'm joined now by a brilliant panel and breaking the sets first ever alternative voices debate starting with scott crow author of black flags and windmills and founder of the anarchist common ground collective and peterson production director at freedom works and editor of libertarian republic dot com and eugene puryear former vice presidential candidate of the party for socialism and liberation thanks so much all of you for coming on face or tragedy or are we start to the.